In a surprise move, Twitch has finally launched an app for the
With the launch of the Twitch app on the
This version of Twitch is also watch-only, meaning users won’t be able to stream directly to Twitch using the app, unlike on other consoles. While users will be able to settle in for sports, esports, game streaming and ‘IRL broadcasts’, they’ll still need to hop onto a PC and grab a capture device to actually stream Switch games.
According to a report from NME, the app is also quite basic and won’t let users comment on or view a streamer’s chat as they play. Instead, they’ll need to switch between the two features, with no option to see both the stream and chat available at the same time.
You can link your mobile phone to the app so you can participate more easily in chat, which seems a little unwieldy.
Still, being able to watch Twitch directly from the console is a great new feature. Fans have called for the Switch to incorporate streaming apps like Twitch and Netflix for years, and this is a solid first step.
Why it took Twitch four years to come to the Switch is unknown, but there’s hope other streaming services could join it. While silence on the Netflix front is strange — previous
The Twitch app for